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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)(Marathi:छत्रपती शिवाजी टर्मिनस), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an historic railway station in Mumbai, India which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. Designed by Frederick William Stevens with influences from Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and traditional Mughal buildings, the station was built in 1887 in the Bori Bunder area of Bombay to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The new railway station was built on the location of the Bori Bunder Station and is the busiest railway station in India, serving as a terminal for both long-distance trains and commuter trains of theMumbai Suburban Railway. The station's name was changed to its present one in March 1996 and it is now known simply as CST (or CSTM).
The station was eventually rebuilt as the Victoria Terminus, named after the then reigning Queen, and has been subsequently renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CSTM) after Maharashtra's and India's Great famed 17th-century king. The shortened name is now CST.
The station was designed by the consulting British architect Frederick William Stevens (1848-1900). Work began in 1878. He received INR1614000 (US$27,000) as the payment for his services.Stevens earned the commission to construct the station after a masterpiece watercolour sketch by draughtsman Axel Haig.The final design bears some resemblance to the St Pancras railway station in London. GG Scott's plans for Berlin's parliament building had been published four years before, and also has marked similarities to the station's design.Crawford market is also located near CSTM. (Source)

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    1. Thank you very much Jim :)

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  2. Wonderful captures Deepa... I liked the first two shots very much... TC! Keep smiling :)

    Regards,
    Sindhu
    Tantu
    The Arts & Me

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    1. Thank you very much Sindhu :)

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  3. Now this is beautiful! I went that way only once!

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    1. Thank you very much Mridula :)

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  4. Wonderfully captured!

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    1. Thank you very much Sir :)

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  5. These are marvelous shots, Deepa!

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    1. Thank you very much Beloo :)

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  6. A magnificent structure indeed!

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    1. Thank you very much Anupama :)

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